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Prof. Leach is  a Director of the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM) and won the Dent Medal of the RMA in 2013. Applications for PhD projects related to Leach’s work are always welcome.

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Review of Helen Deeming’s edition of Songs in British Sources (with link to full text)

My review of Helen Deeming’s edition of Songs in British Sources (Musica Britannica, vol. 95), has just become available via the advance access section of Early Music.Egerton 274

So you think there is no medieval British song tradition to speak of? Well, think again! Helen Deeming has edited over 100 songs from sources in Britain from before c.1300. I was fortunate enough to be sent a review copy…

Elizabeth Eva Leach. “Witnesses of insular song”, Early Music 42/3 (2014), [pages to follow when volume appears; currently in advance access]. doi: 10.1093/em/cau072

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